More books by Elizabeth Kolbert…
“Though it might be nice to imagine there once was a time when man lived in harmony with nature, it’s not clear that he ever really did.”
“A sign in the Hall of Biodiversity offers a quote from the Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich: IN PUSHING OTHER SPECIES TO EXTINCTION, HUMANITY IS BUSY SAWING OFF THE LIMB ON WHICH IT PERCHES.”
“To argue that the current extinction event could be averted if people just cared more and were willing to make more sacrifices is not wrong, exactly; still, it misses the point. It doesn’t much matter whether people care or don’t care. What matters is that people change the world. This capacity predates modernity,”
May is non-fiction month, specifically archaeology, anthropology, etc. I recently acquired two books I really want to read. The Sixth Extinction and After the Ice. They're both supposed to be really good, but After the Ice is 500 pages! But don't let that dissuade you. Vote for your choice. If the longer book wins, we can extend into June if we have to. June is SciFi month and we could do a shorter book for that...and May does have five Tuesdays. Okay, so last day to vote is Monday, April 9.
After the Ice Steven Mithen
The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert
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